Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015: Karen Love Cooler studio visit and presentation and chapter meeting

Old Enough to Know Better

The entries are rolling in for our upcoming "Old Enough to Know Better" exhibition at the Crane for November. The show will be juried by Eileen Neff and Diane Burko! 

Have you entered yet? If not, please enter here: http://www.entrythingy.com/d=phila-wca.blogspot.com#dashboard

We have advertised in a multitude of places but can always use your help making this show successful! Please feel free to share this info with your networks. The prospectus is on our blog or I can email it to you.

We are also looking for members to assist with unpacking the work, hanging the show, gallery sitting, providing refreshments, repacking the work and shipping it out. Schedule to follow.

The next meeting is September 27th at Rosalind Bloom's studio. Mark your calendar! Here are the minutes from our May 17, 2015 meeting at Karen Love Cooler's house: 
 
Women’s Caucus for Art- Philadelphia Chapter
Karen Love Cooler studio visit and presentation and chapter meeting
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(Left to Right, Jude, Karen, Dixie, Roz, Kristin- not shown: Linda and Eleanor- they had to leave early)
Date: May 17, 2015
Time:  2-4PM
Location: Karen Love Cooler’s home
Special thanks to Karen Love Cooler for graciously hosting our chapter meeting today! Your studio and work is beautiful and we appreciate your hospitality.
Presentation by Yufan Chen of:
Christopher Company, LTD.
8701 Torresdale Avenue, Suite Q
Philadelphia, PA 19136
215-331-8290

Yufan’s father owns Seven Arts Framing in Old City: http://sevenartsframing.com/contact/

Yufan Chen of Christopher Company Ltd. (http://christopherltd.com) gave such an informative and interesting presentation today at the Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter meeting. He gave us samples of the birch frames and the floating frames with hardboard inside (pre-treated with linseed oil and heat). You may use the wood as is, gesso it or they can gesso it for you. As with any wood, when finished, you should seal the wood to prevent any warping.  

Karen puts frog tape on the side of hers and gessos the top, then uses danish oil and butchers wax on the sides. The quality of these frames and painting supports is unmatched and the prices are great too. I won’t even attempt to make my own anymore. It’s not worth it. Eleanor explained the Chin Colle process of adhering japanese rice paper hinges and wheat paste onto wood for mounting works on paper inside a frame. Yafan’s floater frames are excellent for Encaustic work, frames can be made wider if necessary.

After Yuan left we discussed the upcoming Old Enough to Know Better Exhibition, By-laws progress and Awards.


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